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  1. adorn (whalebone, ivory, shells, or other materials) with carved or colored designs.

    "the scrimshawed jewelry and antique furniture on sale"


  1. scrimshawed ivory or shells.

    "a collection of scrimshaw"

The name given to engravings done in bone or ivory by whalers in the 1700s. Beginning on whaling ships and surviving until the whaling ban on commercial whaling. 

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The best photographs are those that tell a story. Sometimes it's a full story and other times it leads the viewer to put their own story to the image. Scrimshaw told the story of notable events, described a sailor's features or recorded what ship they worked on.


Photography is the same thing. We take the time to carve our histories out of light. 

At Scrimshaw Media photography means more than recording history. It means defining yourself, advertising your brand or telling someone's story. 

About The Photographer

Paul Wintruba is a photographer based just east of Pittsburgh, specializing in environmental portraiture. His aggressive and distilled aesthetic combines the heart of a seasoned photojournalist with the technical mindset of a carpenter.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Robert Morris University in 2016, Paul won multiple awards through his time with the school's student newspaper. 

Paul enjoys spending his time outside of work rock climbing, backpacking, working in his woodshop and adventuring with his two dogs Sydney and Frank. 

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